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Mandarin Romaine Salad

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


12 servings

This extra-special green salad boasts luscious flavor, a touch of heat, plenty of crunch and color, and a citrus sparkle. It takes just minutes to toss together and never disappoints. —Barbara Carlucci, Orange Park, Florida


  • 9 cups torn romaine
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1 cup finely chopped celery
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 6 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons raspberry vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the oil, sugar, vinegar, parsley, salt, pepper and pepper sauce; shake well.
  2. Just before serving, sprinkle salad with pecans. Shake dressing and pour over salad; toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 139 calories, 11g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 163mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.

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